PitchFest


PitchFest is an event designed to connect authors with agents and editors where the writers pitch their manuscripts. ITW has many success stories resulting from this annual effort. And given PitchFest takes place in New York City, we’re able to bring an unprecedented number of top agents to the table.

PitchFest is set up like a speed-dating event. Attendees pitch their completed manuscripts to an agent or acquiring editor for a few minutes, get the agent’s or editor’s reaction, then move on to a different agent or editor. The session lasts for a total of three-and-a-half hours.

For writers seeking advice on how to edit a novel or improve their writing or simply have more face time with an agent or editor, we recommend registering for QueryFest, as attendees will receive 15 minutes of personalized advice from an esteemed acquiring editor or agent during these sessions.

Register today for QueryFest!

PitchFest 2023 will take place in-person at the Sheraton Times Square, New York on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, with selected agents from 4:30 to 5:30 (please see the FAQ page for further details on how PitchFest works.) To register to attend the in-person PitchFest 2023 event, click here.

 


PLEASE NOTE: PitchFest is available only in a package with ThrillerFest, Master Class, and/or CraftFest.

  • Samantha Skal Seperator

    Samantha Skal

    PitchFest Co-Director

  • Tessa Wegert Seperator

    Tessa Wegert

    PitchFest Co-Director

Read about the personal success stories from authors who connected with their new agents at PitchFest.

Questions? Email Samantha Skal or Tessa Wegert, PitchFest Co-Directors.


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